Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez smiles in between his daughters, Rosa Virginia (R) and Maria while recovering from cancer surgery in Havana in this photograph released by the Ministry of Information on February 15, 2013. REUTERS/Ministry of Information/
Venezuela shows photos of smiling Chavez reading newspaper
Posted : Friday, 15 February 2013 09:35AM
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's government published the first pictures of cancer-stricken Hugo Chavez since his operation in Cuba more than two months ago, showing him smiling while lying in bed reading a newspaper, flanked by his two daughters.
The 58-year-old socialist leader had not been seen in public since the December 11 surgery, his fourth operation in less than 18 months. The government said the photos were taken in Havana on Thursday.
(Reporting by Daniel Wallis; Editing by Vicki Allen)
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